Examples from the Web for mallet
Carlos Gracida 53, was killed in a freak accident, after his horse was hit on the head by another player's mallet.William and Harry's Polo Mentor Killed in Freak Accident|Tom Sykes|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“If they [the owners] want to get their tires, that will have to be negotiated,” said Mallet.
He had to use his mallet to push himself back on board his polo pony, according to a report in today's Daily Express.
Westy kind of giggled and Recorder Van Wort began pounding with his mallet.Roy Blakeley, Lost, Strayed or Stolen|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
They accordingly suffered the punishment, the wrist being divided by a cleaver driven through the joint by force of a mallet.The Fortunes of Nigel|Sir Walter Scott
Shape the handle (see design) over the combination stake, using the fingers or mallet to do so.The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals|Charles Conrad Sleffel
He throw down his mallet and began to pace about amongst the dusty pedestals.Ancient Manners|Pierre Louys
The mosquito tried to protest the sentence, but the king seized his mallet and determined to crush the mosquito with it.Filipino Popular Tales|Dean S. Fansler
British Dictionary definitions for mallet
Word Origin for mallet
Word Origin and History for mallet
late 14c., from Old French maillet "mallet, small wooden hammer, door-knocker," diminutive of mail, from Latin malleus "a hammer," from PIE *mal-ni-, from root *mele-, *mel- "to crush, grind," with derivatives referring to ground material and tools for grinding (cf. Hittite mallanzi "they grind;" Armenian malem "I crush, bruise;" Greek malakos "soft," mylos "millstone;" Latin molere "to grind," mola "millstone, mill," milium "millet;" Old English melu "meal, flour;" Albanian miel "meal, flour;" Old Church Slavonic meljo, Lithuanian malu "to grind;" Old Church Slavonic mlatu, Russian molotu "hammer").